View of New York Harbor from the Ship "Golden Age" with Sandy Hook Lighthouse, New York City
Gray wash, graphite, and brown ink on paper
Overall: 6 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 16.2 x 25.1 cm )
inscription: lower, ink: "fanal de New-york 20 Juin 1807. dessine sur L'age D'or Ship Americaine (golden age)"
Inscribed below image in brown ink: "fanale de new-york 20 Juin 1807. déssiné sûr L'âge D'or Biét[?] americaine (golden age)"
The Baron and Baroness Hyde de Neuville boarded the Golden Age on May 2, 1807, and arrived in New York on June 20. From 1807 to 1814 they lived as Bourbon exiles in the United States during the Napleonic era. This view by the baroness, taken on the day of their arrival, looks across the lower harbor toward the Atlantic Highlands and the New Jersey shore. At the left is the Sandy Hook lighthouse, erected by the Province of New York in 1764 to mark the entrance to the harbor.
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
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